Since SXSW 2020 was canceled last week due to coronavirus concerns, filmmakers hoping to show their movie to an audience for the first time and possibly land a distribution deal have been left out in the wind. However, a streaming platform called Stage 32 is offering them the chance to get their movies in front of entertainment managers, agents, financiers, development execs and producers, as well the movie going public, and they’re doing it free of charge. Read More »
The entertainment industry is starting to take a hit as large gatherings of people for major events create concerns about spreading coronavirus to more of the population. The global release of No Time to Die was pushed back from April to November, but it’s the indie world of cinema that might be hurting the most after the cancellation of the South by Southwest music, film, tech and media festival was announced just before last weekend, less than one week before it would have began on March 13.
Chief Executive Roland Swenson says the cancellation of SXSW by the city of Austin could end up costing festival organizers tens of millions of dollars due to the fact that their insurance doesn’t cover disease-related cancellations. Swenson says that kind of cost could make it extremely difficult for SXSW to come back in 2021. Read More »
Following studios like Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Warner Media and Lionsgate dropping out of the South by Southwest (SXSW) film, music, tech and media festival earlier this week, the city of Austin has decided to cancel the event entirely. The cancellation doesn’t come as a result of the cancellations, but rather the concerns about the spreading coronavirus outbreak that caused those companies to cancel for the well-being of their employees. You can read the full statement below. Read More »